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General Douglas MacArthur in Australia...

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March 18, 1942


* General Douglas MacArthur promoted
* Supreme Commander, Southwest Pacific Area
* Great issue for display

The front page has a terrific banner headline: "M'ARTHUR IN AUSTRALIA; TAKES TOP COMMAND" with subheads, photo of MacArthur and a patriotic themed appearance. Nice for display.
First section only with 14 pages, minor margin war, generally nice.

wikipedia notes: In March 1942, MacArthur, his family and his staff left nearby Corregidor Island in PT boats and escaped to Australia, where MacArthur became Supreme Commander, Southwest Pacific Area. Upon his arrival, MacArthur gave a speech in which he famously promised "I shall return" to the Philippines. After more than two years of fighting in the Pacific, he fulfilled that promise.

Category: The 20th Century